Recent Press Releases
September 12, 2016
MONTREAL, September 12, 2016 — Current owners of Kayak SD or HD switchers from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, have a limited-time opportunity to save tens of thousands on the system price—and a lot more with license matching—of any new Karrera K-Frame S-series or GV Korona K-Frame S-series switcher. First introduced at NAB in April, the GV Korona K-Frame S-series is now shipping. The upgrade offer is available through the end of 2016.
September 10, 2016
MONTREAL, September 10, 2016 — For the past two years, the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) has been relying on third-party broadcast feeds to review close plays and make important decisions that can affect the outcome of each game. With little control or consistency in this process, KBO was looking for a way to improve and standardize its video replay process across the entire organization. After evaluating its options, KBO selected nine K2 Dyno Universe Replay Systems with K2 Summit 3G media servers from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
September 9, 2016
MONTREAL, September 9, 2016 — TV Skyline GmbH has built a reputation as one of the most innovative service providers for television and broadcasting in the region. Its HD OB Van fleet is equipped with the latest, highest quality broadcast technology to support productions in sport, entertainment and events. Now, with the addition of 21 new cameras from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, TV Skyline's newest truck—OB8—is ready to provide uncompromised 4K/UHD or HD production as needed.
September 8, 2016
MONTREAL, September 8, 2016 — In an era when content so clearly defines the broadcast market, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is helping its customers take control of content to make more money from delivering it to viewers in the many places they are watching. IBC 2016 marks the launch of the company's "Content Your Way" vision, which represents a commitment to giving broadcasters the tools to create, control and connect content wherever, however and whenever it is consumed. New and enhanced solutions in live production, news, content delivery and networking are highlighted on the Grass Valley stand, 1.D11.
September 8, 2016
MONTREAL, September 8, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, and Cisco have broadened their existing relationship to offer customers complete, integrated broadcast network solutions that include sales and service of GV Node, GV Convergent and IPG-3901 along with Cisco's Nexus 9000 series IP switches. Broadcasters, production companies and media service providers will benefit from the combined power and resources of two proven industry leaders to realize the full potential of IP-based networks.
September 8, 2016
MONTREAL, September 8, 2016 — Live production, arguably one of the most demanding yet profitable segments of broadcasting, requires an open, flexible workflow that is capable of creating content in different formats—sometimes at the same time. From capture to replay to delivery, live production represents a growing opportunity around the world for companies with the right equipment and infrastructure. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is a leader in live production, offering a full range of integrated solutions that help content owners and broadcasters create, control and connect content to the right audience at the right time.
September 8, 2016
MONTREAL, September 8, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, began introducing 4K-enabled solutions to the market more than two years ago, and today customers worldwide are leveraging those solutions to capture and produce more and more 4K content. From cameras, replay and switchers to editing, routing and playout, professionals now have the ability to work in 4K whenever it is required or makes sense.
September 7, 2016
MONTREAL, September 7, 2016 — The broadcast network—the core of all production environments—has undergone significant transition in the past year. More users are turning to networks based on proven data center IT capabilities, such as distributed IP switching and virtualization. The primary appeal of this technology is its open, IP-based approach, and Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has embraced this shift with its Broadcast Data Center model for networks that takes the best of a data center structure and adds the features and interoperability required for content creators and broadcasters. Grass Valley's networking solutions at IBC offer customers business agility with efficient scaling of resources, virtualization of network assets and lower equipment costs.
September 6, 2016
MONTREAL, September 6, 2016 — Audiences today have high expectations—they want to choose what they watch and when they watch it. This puts pressure on every content creator, who must now find a way to affordably and efficiently deliver a variety of content across many different channels while monetizing it all. It's a costly and complex process. At IBC 2016, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will highlight solutions designed to make it easier for broadcasters to create, control and connect content wherever, however and whenever it is consumed.
September 1, 2016
MONTREAL, September 1, 2016 — News professionals today face unprecedented challenges in creating journalistically solid content for distribution methods that didn't even exist a dozen years ago. An audience now viewing on websites, smartphone apps, and social media portals still demands immediate reporting and expects it from a wider variety of sources than ever before. That puts pressure on journalists to do more, do it faster, and do it without compromising quality. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has been working for decades with customers in news production, helping them keep up with the changes and stay ahead of the competition with more engaging, relevant content to keep their viewers tuned in. At IBC, attendees will see the latest news production offerings and innovations from Grass Valley.
August 29, 2016
MONTREAL, August 29, 2016 — Denver-based Mobile TV Group (MTVG) has successfully produced a number of events in 4K/UHD with its new 53-foot 39 Flex double-expando mobile production truck. Built around a 4K-capable Kayenne K-Frame switcher (192 inputs/96 outputs HD, 48 inputs/24 outputs 4K) with 7 M/Es from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, MTVG's 39 Flex was deployed to provide 4K coverage of the Masters and PGA Championship and several concerts including one by Garth Brooks at Yankee Stadium in the past few months.
August 25, 2016
MONTREAL, August 25, 2016 — TV Integração in Uberaba City, Brazil, an affiliate of the Rede Globo group, has installed a full suite of production solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. Before this investment, the station repeated a broadcast signal from the company's headquarters, but as of April 1 this year is now producing and broadcasting much of its own unique HD content. The new equipment is IP-ready, so TV Integração will be able to upgrade to a full SMPTE ST 2022-6 IP workflow when the time is right.
August 23, 2016
MONTREAL, August 23, 2016 — Professionals looking for the latest advances in broadcast technology at SET Expo 2016 will find a variety of innovative solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, in Booth #53. Designed to help customers be more efficient and profitable in live production, news, content delivery and networking, Grass Valley's portfolio of integrated solutions sets the standard for modern broadcast production. SET Expo takes place at the Expo Center Norte, Pavilhão Vermelho, São Paulo, Brasil from August 30 to September 1.
August 16, 2016
MONTREAL, August 16, 2016 — Broadcast professionals looking for the latest advances in technology at the Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Exhibition (BIRTV), August 24-27, will find a variety of innovative solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, in stand 8A08. Designed to help customers be more efficient and profitable in live production, content delivery and networking, Grass Valley's portfolio of integrated solutions sets the standard for modern broadcast production.
August 11, 2016
MONTREAL, August 11, 2016 — At IBC 2016, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will demonstrate integrated solutions that make it easy for customers to create, control and connect content wherever, however and whenever it is consumed. With a number of new solutions designed for live production, news, content delivery and networking, Grass Valley leads the way with powerful products that help professionals meet their needs today while preparing for the opportunities of tomorrow. Grass Valley will be on Stand 1.D11.
August 3, 2016
MONTREAL, August 3, 2016 — At ABE 2016 in Sydney, August 9-11, executives from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will present information to help broadcasters and content owners leverage content while improving workflow efficiency and growing their businesses. Grass Valley is a trusted partner completely focused on empowering customers to create, control and connect content wherever, however and whenever it is consumed.
July 13, 2016
MONTREAL, July 13, 2016
— Broadcast customers in Latin America now have access to affordable automation for K2 media servers and storage from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. Victor do Brasil, a broadcast solutions provider based in Brazil, developed the high-performance automation solution with specific integration features that maximize the capabilities and performance of the K2 media server family
June 28, 2016
MONTREAL, June 28, 2016 — RTL Telvizija serves viewers in Croatia with a wide variety of news, sports and entertainment programming. To prepare for the production of a new reality TV series called "Big Brother," the station worked with Kapetanović Sistemi, a Grass Valley premium solution provider, to purchase eight LDX 80 Flex cameras, six EDIUS nonlinear editing software suites and one Karrera K-Frame S-series 3 M/E switcher.
June 23, 2016
MONTREAL, June 23, 2016 — Soccer continues to rise in popularity in North America as more fans discover the excitement that fans in other parts of the world have long known. With COPA America celebrating its 100th anniversary in America this year, viewership and interest are way up. Seeing the demand, organizers began to explore the possibility of implementing a 4K telecast of the championship match on June 26.
June 21, 2016
MONTREAL, June 21, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be showcasing its broadcast solutions in the Excelencia booth (B-3) at Telemundo 2016 — Expo Cine Video and Television. The show takes place June 28—July 1 at the World Trade Center in Mexico City.
June 20, 2016
MONTREAL, June 20, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has appointed Somu Patil as the regional sales director of South Asia and the ASEAN region, effective immediately. Patil served as the regional sales director for South Asia for the past two years and is expanding his responsibilities to include the ASEAN region.
June 15, 2016
MONTREAL, June 15, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has entered into a contract with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to provide one of the largest single system technology upgrades ever undertaken in Australia. The long-term project represents a major technology refresh and replacement in its studios across all Australian states.
May 23, 2016
MONTREAL, May 23, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be at Broadcast Asia 2016 to demonstrate its advanced products and solutions for the professional broadcast and production markets. The event takes place May 31—June 3 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, where attendees will gather to network, exchange business ideas, gather market information and see the latest broadcast products and solutions. Grass Valley is located in stand 5B3-01.
May 19, 2016
MONTREAL, May 19, 2016 — Nearly 7,000 people attend the morning worship services each Sunday at Bellevue Baptist Church, situated on just under 500 acres in the Memphis area. The church provides a weekly broadcast feed for a local TV station, simulcasts Sunday services to two satellite locations, produces a selection of live streaming and on-demand content for its own website and hosts a variety of community events at its facility throughout the year. Church leaders had been using an aging SD system and knew it was time to make the move to HD. With an eye on ease-of-use and a simple path for upgradability, Bellevue Baptist chose solutions exclusively from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
May 2, 2016
MONTREAL, May 2, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, announces the appointment of Neerav D. Shah as the company's new senior vice president, strategic marketing. Shah has more than 25 years of experience in product development, marketing, operations and business development. A creative strategist, Shah most recently held executive and senior leadership positions at ARRIS and Verimatrix, two companies with expertise in developing solutions to deliver and monetize multiplatform content—a growing priority for Grass Valley customers.
April 20, 2016
MONTREAL, April 20, 2016 — Arena Television is one of the UK's leading outside broadcast service providers, supporting a prestigious range of sports and events clients with a fleet of more than 20 fully equipped OB trucks plus the associated services of Arena Aviation. The family-owned company, in business since 1989, is making the move to 4K UHD and embracing developments in IP-based video production with its three new trucks that will be rolling out over the next year. To realize this vision, Arena turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
April 19, 2016
MONTREAL, April 19, 2016
— More broadcasters have IP networks with large bandwidth in use, and Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is making it easier to produce live programming efficiently with Grass Valley cameras across those networks. The LDX Series is the only family of cameras with a direct IP interface on the camera itself, enabling live IP productions for the first time. The direct IP interface is available for the XF-Transmission on the LDX Series
and LDX 86 Series
cameras through an eLicense software upgrade.
April 18, 2016
MONTREAL, April 18, 2016 — As baseball season opens in the U.S., St. Louis Cardinals fans have an extra reason to be excited. The team has unveiled 11 new stadium-facing state-of-the-art high-definition (HD) LED video boards at Busch Stadium. To support the operation and content delivered by the boards, the team selected Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to equip the stadium with a more robust switcher, routers and HD cameras. The move comes as the team marks the 10th anniversary of Busch Stadium.
April 18, 2016
MONTREAL, April 18, 2016
— Widely regarded as the fastest, most versatile software for SD, HD and 4K editing, EDIUS
from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is offering a number of new creative features in version 8.2. This is the second feature release of the 8.x editing platform, which gives broadcast news and professional editors more creative options, at no extra cost to existing EDIUS 8 users.
April 17, 2016
MONTREAL, April 17, 2016 — Building upon the industry-leading production switcher quality and performance for which Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is known, the all-new GV Korona offers the same robust feature set as the Kayenne and Karrera Video Production Center switchers, but does so with a smaller, space-efficient control surface. Available in 1 and 2 M/E (stripe) panels, GV Korona is packaged with the compact K-Frame S-series video processing engine, though it is compatible with all Grass Valley K-Frames for unlimited flexibility in video production. Additionally, the K-Frame S-series frame is compatible with all larger Kayenne and Karrera panels should the need arise.
April 17, 2016
MONTREAL, April 17, 2016 — Demand for visually rich 4K UHD content is increasing and Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is meeting that need with the newest range of its highly successful LDX 86 Series of cameras that enables users to capture content in native 4K—the LDX 86N Series. In fact, the LDX 86N Series complements the LDX 86 Series, providing the industry’s most versatile approach to satisfying 4K demand without compromising its performance in 3G/HD applications.
April 17, 2016
MONTREAL, April 17, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Cisco to develop IP workflow solutions for broadcast that will improve customers' business agility. The MOU creates an environment for widespread collaboration between the two companies, covering IP networking, virtualized computation and security solutions. Of particular note is the more immediate plan to develop a solution that combines the strengths of Grass Valley's Broadcast Data Center architecture with Cisco Media Blueprint solutions comprising IP-based, virtualized, and media-aware network infrastructure and applications based on open IP standards.
April 17, 2016
MONTREAL, April 17, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand announces a major collaboration with Sony to develop industry-wide IP interoperability based on the two companies' IP-based solutions and devices. As a result of the agreement, Sony will become a full member of the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS).
April 17, 2016
MONTREAL, April 17, 2016 — For more than 50 years, customers have trusted Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, as a leading source of innovative, scalable, dependable solutions for their broadcast businesses. At NAB 2016, the company is continuing this tradition with a host of new and enhanced products that will help customers manage change and stay Future-Ready.
April 17, 2016
MONTREAL, April 17, 2016 — While broadcasters today enjoy the many benefits of increased connectivity through open technologies such as IP, they also find a growing need for integrated security. Digital assets that include video files, graphics, data and more are moving freely across IP networks, making them more vulnerable to individuals outside the previously closed, proprietary broadcast workflow chain. To address this need, Grass Valley and Tripwire, both Belden Brands, are unveiling a new blueprint for secure playout.
April 16, 2016
MONTREAL, April 17, 2016 — NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to provide extensive infrastructure solutions for its production of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, which take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5-August 21. The announcement was made today by Terry Adams, vice president, IBC Engineering, NBC Olympics.
April 16, 2016
MONTREAL, April 17, 2016 — LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, has selected open-standards Glass-to-Glass IP and SDI solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to equip its two new IP/SDI hybrid production studios in northern California. The studios will be used to telecast a variety of internal and external meetings and events, and are expected to be online in late spring 2016.
April 13, 2016
MONTREAL, April 13, 2016
— San Diego-based KFMB TV, a CBS affiliate, selected the iTX Integrated Playout Platform
from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to serve as the master control system for ingest, live and file-based content for its two-channel operation.
April 12, 2016
MONTREAL, April 12, 2016
— The way viewers consume content is undergoing a dramatic shift, with more of them choosing to watch shows on-demand, when they have the time. To address this trend, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is introducing iTX On-Demand
, a new and innovative video-on-demand (VOD)/over-the-top (OTT) solution that automates the VOD process and dramatically reduces prep time for both pre-recorded and live productions—available as an option with Grass Valley's iTX Integrated Playout Platform
or alongside third-party playout solutions.
April 6, 2016
MONTREAL, April 6, 2016 — Sneaky Big Studios, opening in July 2016, will be one of Arizona's largest and most technologically advanced production facilities. The state-of-the-art facility in Scottsdale will cover more than 15,000 square feet and will be equipped with switchers, routers and multiviewers from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.